The process of making pastry dough, scones and crumbled toppings is easier with this unique design to cut shortening or butter into dry ingredients quickly. Also perfect for mashing bananas for banana bread, avocados for guacamole, berries for jam, chop hard boiled eggs quickly, and break up ground beef. Designed for right and left hand use. Grip-EZ santoprene handle allows for a stronger, non-slip grip and prevents hand fatigue. Five, heavy duty stainless steel blades. Hand washing recommended.